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Tag: Abu Tayyib al-Mutanabbi

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  • Amidst the ruins of Barzeh

    Amidst the ruins of Barzeh

    The great 10th century Iraqi poet Abu Tayyib al-Mutanabbi once lived, O fated city, in the Emirate of Aleppo. He even led a revolt in Syria which was – familiar stuff, this – put down with great ruthlessness. Al-Mutanabbi actually spent two years in prison before reconciling himself to his loss and was subsequently released. …

    April 29, 2018